Kwong Tong Cemetery

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Kwong Tong Cemetery is the largest and oldest cemetery located in Bukit Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It covers an approximate area of 333 acres of land and is the final resting place of many notable pioneers in Malaysia. In 2007, the 112-year-old cemetery was named a Heritage Park.

Notable graves[edit]

Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Memorials[edit]

Nanyang Volunteers Memorial[edit]

Beside individual graves, the Kwong Tong Cemetery also has a memorial. The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, which was erected in 1947, honors the contributions of some 3,200 volunteers from Nanyang, modern-day South East Asia. These men and women served as drivers and mechanics for the Chinese during the Second Sino-Japanese War, helping the transportation of war materials into China. These men and women, known collectively as the Nanyang Volunteers, served from February to September 1939.[1]

The Japanese War Memorial[edit]

Occupying 10,000 square feet, this memorial site is a mass grave of those killed during the Japanese occupation. The remains of nearly a thousand victims were exhumed from the Tomb of War Victims of the Compatriots of the Republic of China and relocated here.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee, Simone. "Kwong Tong Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur". Bukit Brown. Retrieved 13 March 2014.